Sayadaw U Silananda
The Admonishments to a Newly Wed Couple Today is the pre-wedding ceremony. In Buddhism, weddings are totally secular affairs, so we, monks, do not officiate at the wedding ceremonies. In our country, maybe even now, people do not need to go to the court to sign a wedding certificate, contract or whatever. The elders of the place officiate at the marriage ceremonies and they wed bride and groom together and that is binding. So it is actually very simple. But now the human society has become sophisticated and so you have to go to the court and contract all these things.
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